Sweet surprise

Saturday, July 19, 2008

So, despite what I thought, my last baking endeavor was not a complete disaster - although, I did still forget one key ingredient.

I was attempting to make this "Easy Jam Tart" that was recently posted on one of the blogs that I stalk. I didn't have any cornmeal so I stuck with the recipe that it was originally adapted from and used only flour. But, after combining everything, the dough seemed so sticky. I went back to reread the recipe and realized that somehow I used 100 grams less flour than I was supposed to. After a little cursing, I added the missing flour into the dough, but not having mixed the added flour with the baking powder and salt, I was worried about how it'd turn out. I also don't have a springform pan, so I was worried about how that might affect the baking process.

Not being a baker and all, this easy tart wasn't as easy as it should've been, but after it came out of the oven, I breathed a small sigh of relief. It seemed to turn out just fine. After a delicious dinner of lasagna rolls and salad, I nervously served it up to my (French) mother-in-law and received a round of compliments. The apricots were super sweet, so having forgotten to add the token cassonade to the crust (grrrr), I was a little relieved that the key ingredient wasn't missed so much. Now that I have my shiz together, the easy jam tart just might live up to its name next time around.


lulu said...

Well I don't know how it tastes, but it sure is pretty.

misplaced texan said...

Thanks, honey! :)

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